Publication Date: March 7, 2013

Posted Date: March 7, 2013

Subject: Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2013-2014 Award Year Deadline Dates

FR Type: Notice


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14776-14778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05347]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2013-2014 Award 
Year Deadline Dates

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the 2013-2014 award year deadline 
dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary 
institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS), 
and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs 
(collectively, the "campus-based programs").

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Perkins Loan program encourages 
institutions to make low-interest, long-term loans to needy 
undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education.
    The FWS program encourages the part-time employment of needy 
undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education and 
to involve the students in community service activities.
    The FSEOG program encourages institutions to provide grants to 
exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for their cost 
of education.
    The Federal Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs are authorized by 
parts E and C, and part A, subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
    Throughout the year, in its "Electronic Announcements", the 
Department expects to continue to provide additional information for 
the individual deadline dates listed in the table under the DEADLINE 
DATES section of this notice. You will find the information on the 
Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site at: 
www.ifap.ed.gov.
    Deadline Dates: The following table provides the 2013-2014 award 
year deadline dates for the submission of applications, reports, waiver 
requests, and other documents for the campus-based programs. 
Institutions must meet the established deadline dates to ensure 
consideration for funding or waiver, as appropriate.

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Notes:

[ssquf] The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the applicable deadline date.

  Transmissions must be completed and accepted by 12:00:00 midnight to meet the deadline.

[ssquf] Paper documents that are sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked or you must have a mail
  receipt stamped by the applicable deadline date.

[ssquf] Paper documents that are hand delivered by a commercial courier must be received no later than 4:30:00
  p.m. (Eastern Time) on the applicable deadline date.

[ssquf] The Secretary may consider on a case-by-case basis the effect that a major disaster, as defined in
  section 102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)), or
  another unusual circumstance has on an institution in meeting the deadlines.

Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery of Paper Documents

    If you submit paper documents when permitted by mail or by hand 
delivery (or from a commercial courier), we accept as proof one of the 
following:
    (1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (2) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (3) A legibly dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a 
commercial courier.
    (4) Other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary.
    If you mail your paper documents through the U.S. Postal Service, 
we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.

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    An institution should note that the U.S. Postal Service does not 
uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an 
institution should check with its local post office. All institutions 
are encouraged to use certified or at least first-class mail.
    The Department accepts hand deliveries from you or a commercial 
courier between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, Monday 
through Friday except Federal holidays.

Sources for Detailed Information on These Requests

    A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is 
provided in specific ``Electronic Announcements,'' which are posted on 
the Department's IFAP Web site (www.ifap.ed.gov) at least 30 days 
before the established deadline date for the specific request. 
Information on these items is also found in the Federal Student Aid 
Handbook which is also posted on the Department's IFAP Web site.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these 
programs:
    (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.
    (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, 
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673.
    (3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR part 674.
    (4) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR part 675.
    (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 
CFR part 676.
    (6) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600.
    (7) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82.
    (8) Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial 
Assistance), 34 CFR part 84.
    (9) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement), 34 
CFR part 85.
    (10) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pat Stephenson, Manager, Campus-Based 
Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First 
Street, NE., Union Center Plaza, room 63C5, Washington, DC 20202-5453. 
Telephone: (202) 377-3782 or via email: pat.stephenson@ed.gov.
    Accessible Format: If you use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, 
toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person 
listed in this section.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the 
Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System 
at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well 
as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF 
you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the 
site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq. and 1087aa et seq.; 
42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.

    Dated: March 4, 2013.
James W. Runcie,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 2013-05347 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]
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